Tianyu aims to improve the efficiency of linked food, water, and energy system, particularly on the life cycle assessment of how reducing food waste and losses benefit the water and energy system. He is also interested in food waste recovery and recycling, especially the possibility of converting food waste to biofuel. Before coming to Davis, he received his M.S. in Sustainable System and Conservation Ecology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and B.S with honors in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL. He enjoys fishing, camping, and gardening.